12147 Corey Lake Road, Three Rivers, Michigan (269) 244-5690

Still Officially Closed and Unofficially Open – Get Pies, Apples, and More

With a few things left to sell, we decided to remain “unofficially” open, so here’s the deal:

  • We will be “officially” open on Fridays and Saturdays only through November 21st, from 10 until 5 each day.
  • We will remain “unofficially” open if you can catch us around the farm (yes, you can come up the driveway and blow your horn….if we are around, we’ll come over and take care of you…but we can’t hear your horn in the back 40, so you may miss us).
  • Call us and make an appointment:  269-244-5690.

Fresh produce available:

Apples: Red Rome, Northern Spies, Jonathan, Fuji, Golden and Red Delicious:  All size bags are buy one–get one free until they are gone for the year with the exception of Fuji

Naturally Grown Produce: Becca has a small table/fridge at World Fare in downtown Three Rivers and stocking it with kale, lettuce, spinach, radishes, onions, leeks, carrots, and more as she harvests this winter. With the winter roads and snow around the market, we think this will be the easiest way for our customers to access fresh produce from the hoophouse. If you plan to visit the market between 11/10 and 11/21 and want produce from Becca, please call ahead and reserve it 269-244-5690.

Brandy, Wine and Hard Ciders: Available when we are open. If you are interested in a tasting/tour, please contact us to set up an appointment: 269-244-5690.

Maple Syrup and Honey: We will have a limited stock available, if you would like to order ahead, please call us to have it here.

Bakery Pies: The bakery is closed for the year–however, there is a selection of frozen pies available to choose from with instructions on how to bake yourself.  So, if you forgot to order your Thanksgiving pies, just give us a call and we can put those back for you in our freezer for you to bake for the holiday. Pumpkin, Apple, Cherry and Peach are the flavors. 269-244-5690.

Texas Township Thanksgiving Market: We will be at the Texas Township Thanksgiving Market from 4-7pm on Saturday, November 21st. We will be selling wine, apples, vegetables (carrots, potatoes, onions, kale, etc.), and sage and other herbs. It will be chilly but we hope to see you there!

Happenings on the farm: This great weather has got us scurrying around to1 get so many things done before it gets colder, we are making great progress on getting the apple orchard pruned.

When we finish trimming, the orchard is a tangled mess of  branches that we pull to the center, then mow down for additional mulching.

When we finish trimming, the orchard is a tangled mess of branches that we pull to the center, then mow down for additional mulching.

We use these "squirrel" machines to get up and around the apple trees to prune.

We use these “squirrel” machines to get up and around the apple trees to prune.

This week the bakery staff has come in to make the extra Northern Spy apples into frozen pies that we can start the  season off with next year before the first apples come in.

Many hands make light work--one of our favorite sayings

Many hands make light work–one of our favorite sayings

We will also press a large batch of cider this week with extra apples  for Becca to make into hard cider, she has been so busy keeping up with the hoophouse and all of the happenings in the brandy building.

Vegetables in the hoophouse, 11/10/15.

Vegetables in the hoophouse, 11/10/15.

Beth has finally left the farm (yeah!!) for a few days to travel around the state in her role as the President of Michigan Agritourism. While it may not seem like a vacation as she visits area farms and conducts meetings, it truly is–it is always a pleasure to meet up with like minded people and see what they are doing in their operations.

Hope your fall is going well and we once again, thank you for buying local.

Beth and everyone at Corey Lake Orchards